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Online Gamers Plan Cease Fire Friday to Honor Newtown Shooting Victims

Online Gamers Plan Cease Fire Friday to Honor Newtown Shooting Victims

Antwand Pearman(NEW YORK) — Don’t get Antwand Pearman wrong. He doesn’t think video games are to blame for tragedies like the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. But he said he does think gamers have a place in mourning of the…

Cease-Fire Holds Between Israel and Hamas

Cease-Fire Holds Between Israel and Hamas

ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images(GAZA CITY, Gaza) — With a tenuous cease-fire in place and no rocket fire between Israel and Hamas for the first time in more than a week, Palestinians have begun to clean up rubble and damage inflicted by Israeli missiles…

New Syria Peace Plan Comes from China

New Syria Peace Plan Comes from China

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) — China has decided it too wants a shot at trying to find a solution to the 19-month long conflict in Syria between government and rebel forces that shows no signs of ending.On his visit to Beijing Thursday, United…

Al-Assad Ally Still Hopes for Peace as Ceasefire Ends in Damascus

Al-Assad Ally Still Hopes for Peace as Ceasefire Ends in Damascus

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — There was little chance that the four-day ceasefire in Syria brokered by United Nations Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was going to last, but perhaps no one expected that it would be completely obliterated …

Al-Assad Ally Still Hopes for Peace as Ceasefire Ends in Damascus

Al-Assad Ally Still Hopes for Peace as Ceasefire Ends in Damascus

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — There was little chance that the four-day ceasefire in Syria brokered by United Nations Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was going to last, but perhaps no one expected that it would be completely obliterated …

Quick Cessation of Syrian Ceasefire

Quick Cessation of Syrian Ceasefire

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The temporary ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United Nations and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was broken before the ink had barely dried on the pact between President Bashar al-Assad’s government …

Violence Continues in Syria Under UN Ceasefire

Violence Continues in Syria Under UN Ceasefire

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — In Syria, Saturday marks the second day of a fragile UN brokered truce to mark the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha but violence has continued.The daily death toll in Syria is less since the truce to mark the Muslim fest…

Syria Tries a Ceasefire in Time for Eid al-Adha Holiday

Syria Tries a Ceasefire in Time for Eid al-Adha Holiday

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — United Nations and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has got his wish for a temporary ceasefire in Syria, but will he soon wish that he hadn’t gone through all the trouble if it doesn’t hold up?On Thursda…

Ceasefire Now Possible in Syria

Ceasefire Now Possible in Syria

Scott Peterson/Getty ImagesUPDATE: The army has issued a statement agreeing to a “cessation of military operations” from Friday until Monday during Eid al-Adha. But there are three conditions: they reserve the right to respond to “arm…

Israel, Hamas Agree to ‘Unofficial Ceasefire’

Israel, Hamas Agree to ‘Unofficial Ceasefire’

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(GAZA CITY) — After days of deadly fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to “unofficial ceasefire,” BBC News reports.The fighting between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militants who control Gaza, had worsened in recent da…

Israel, Hamas Agree to ‘Unofficial Ceasefire’

Israel, Hamas Agree to ‘Unofficial Ceasefire’

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(GAZA CITY) — After days of deadly fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to “unofficial ceasefire,” BBC News reports.The fighting between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militants who control Gaza, had worsened in recent da…

No Sign Yet of Syrian Ceasefire Agreement

No Sign Yet of Syrian Ceasefire Agreement

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The last time Syria attempted a ceasefire was back in April and it was only hours before both sides were fighting again.Lakhdar Brahimi, the special United Nations and Arab League envoy, is working hard o…

No Sign Yet of Syrian Ceasefire Agreement

No Sign Yet of Syrian Ceasefire Agreement

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The last time Syria attempted a ceasefire was back in April and it was only hours before both sides were fighting again.Lakhdar Brahimi, the special United Nations and Arab League envoy, is working hard o…

UN Envoy Warns of Spread of Syria’s Violence

UN Envoy Warns of Spread of Syria’s Violence

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — Desperate to forge an agreement that would mean a four-day respite from violence in Syria, the United Nation’s special envoy warned on Wednesday that the 19-month conflict is on the verge of spilling over into the …

UN Envoy Trying to Negotiate Temporary Syrian Ceasefire

UN Envoy Trying to Negotiate Temporary Syrian Ceasefire

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Talks are currently underway with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to observe a four-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday at the end of October that would provide a brief resp…

UN Monitors Halt Mission to Check Compliance of Syrian Ceasefire Pact

UN Monitors Halt Mission to Check Compliance of Syrian Ceasefire Pact

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The decision by the United Nations to suspend its observer mission in Syria because of safety concerns has angered opponents of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.Initially, the monitors were sent in to c…

Syrian Ceasefire Pact in Tatters, US Worries Conflict Could Escalate

Syrian Ceasefire Pact in Tatters, US Worries Conflict Could Escalate

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — United Nations special emissary Kofi Annan’s appeal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to take “bold steps” to end the violence in his country has fallen on deaf ears.With no guarantee from al-Assad that…

Kofi Annan Hopes 300 UN Monitors Will Solidify Syria Ceasefire Pact

Kofi Annan Hopes 300 UN Monitors Will Solidify Syria Ceasefire Pact

Jason Kempin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — United Nations special emissary Kofi Annan has faith that the 300 ceasefire monitors for Syria approved by the Security Council is a turning point in the long conflict that has cost thousands of lives.For the past we…

U.N. Security Council Approves Resolution to Increase Observers

U.N. Security Council Approves Resolution to Increase Observers

Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution to increase the number of U.N. observers in Syria to 300 for three months, the BBC reports. A small team of UN observers is currently in Syria t…

Ceasefire in Syria Shows Major Cracks

Ceasefire in Syria Shows Major Cracks

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Anti-government activists in Syria suggested on Tuesday that the ceasefire pact supposedly agreed to by President Bashar al-Assad is not worth the paper it’s written on.Despite optimism from the few Unite…

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